Keep Your European Tree® Looking Good
- care tips for your holiday tree -

Posted on December 4, 2017

Keep Your European Tree® Looking Good

Now that you found a beautiful living holiday tree to decorate your home, you might be wondering how to keep it looking its best through Christmas and into the new year. We’ve gathered all the essential care tips and answers to our most frequently asked questions here in a quick list.

Light Requirement

Set your living holiday tree in a bright sunny location, but not directly in sunlight. Display your European Tree® near a north-, east- or west-facing window that is bright, but sunless.

Water Needs

Another important step to keeping European Trees® looking good is providing the correct amount of water. The soil should always be kept slightly moist, but not soggy. Test the surface with your finger and water when it's just dry to the touch. If left unchecked, over- or under-watered plants will lose their needles.

Pro Tip: After each watering, dump out the extra water that runs into the saucer or pot wrap. It's not good to leave a plant sitting in water.

Placement

Never display a living holiday tree on top of a radiator or appliance. The heat given off will dry the plant out quickly and likely result in an unhealthy-looking plant.

Fertilizer

Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly at half the usual rate recommended in the package directions.

After the Holidays

If you live in USDA Zones 5 through 9, then you can plant your holiday tree in your garden rather than disposing of it (find your USDA Zone here). Your European Tree® should be repotted into a larger container in early January and grown indoors until the soil thaws in spring. Cypress trees are native to temperate, coastal areas where the summer temperatures rarely exceed 80° F (27° C ). European Tree® is a short variety that will grow six to ten feet tall if grown in the right conditions in the landscape.

Visit our Plant Library to learn more about European Tree® Indoors.

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